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Think Legal Lecture Series: Rights of Children in Bangladesh & the Children Act, 2013

Think Legal Bangladesh is immensely pleased to announce the 2nd lecture of the 'Think Legal Lecture Series' on 9 May 2015.

Rights of Children in Bangladesh & the Children Act, 2013

We are honoured to have the Hon'ble Mr. Justice Md. Imman Ali, Judge of the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, as the lecturer in the series & Mr. Mustafizur Raman Khan, Barrister-at-Law, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh as moderator for the Event.

Saturday 9 May 2015 at 3.00 p.m.

Venue: EMK Center, Midas Center Building (9th floor), House # 5, Road # 27 (Old), Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka.


  Think Legal Bangladesh

Think Legal Bangladesh is immensely pleased to announce the launch of the 'Think Legal Lecture Series' on 10 January 2015.

Deconstructing Judicial Independence

We are honoured to have The Hon'ble Dr. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed [LL.B (Hons), University of Dhaka, B.A. and M.A. Wadham College, University of Oxford, UK, M.A. in Law and Diplomacy and Ph.D. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA], Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh as the First Lecturer in the Series & Barrister Mustafizur Raman Khan -- himself an orator par excellence with a wit to match -- as the Moderator for the Event.

Saturday 10 January 2015. 3.00-5.00 PM.

Venue: EMK Center, Midas Center Building (9th floor), House # 5, Road # 27 (Old), Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka

*Please note: This is an Invite Only event. The content will be available on the Think Legal website shortly. Think Legal Contributors wishing to attend are requested to inbox the Editorial Team.


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   Legal Maxims

audi alteram partem : no man shall be condemned unheard.

in limine : at the outset.

void ab initio : null from the beginning.

per incuriam : (of a judicial decision) wrongly decided, usually because the judge or judges were ill-informed of the applicable law.

ex facie : on the face of it; evidently; apparently.

ad hoc : formed for a particular purpose.

ad interim : in the meantime; temporarily.

mutatis mutandis : all necessary changes having been made; with the necessary changes.

pari passu : proportionally; at an equal pace; without preference.

locus poenitentiae: the opportunity of withdrawing from a projected contract, before the parties are finally bound

bona fide : made in good faith; without fraud or deceit; sincere; genuine.

mala fide : dishonesty of belief or purpose.

obiter dictum : a judicial comment made while delivering a judicial opinion; but one that is unnecessary to the decision in the case and therefore not precedential.

onus probandi : burden of proof.

cestui que trust : one who possesses equitable rights in property.

inter vivos : of or relating to property conveyed not by will or in contemplation of an imminent death, but during the conveyor’s lifetime.

pendente lite : during litigation.

ex post facto : with retroactive affect or force; in light of subsequent events.

non est factum : a plea that a written agreement is invalid because the defendant was mistaken about its character when signing it.

Fumus boni iuris : presumption of sufficient legal basis.

per contra : on the contrary.

ipso facto : because of that fact.

Tout ce que la loi ne defend pas est permis : Everything is permitted, which is not forbidden by law.

Coram Non Judice : Before a judge or court that is not the proper one or that cannot take legal cognizance of the matter.